Walk Across Europe
2005-02-12 - Trip 3
Spain, Andalucia and Huelva
Lepe to Sanlucar
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Travel: Car, Flight, Taxi.
Date / Distance
Sun 13th Feb 2005
Lepe to Huelva
Our route was from Lepe to Huelva using the Camino Verde. This follows
the disused railway line from Huelva to Gibraleon. About 4Km after Cartaya
we turned off the Camino Verde and followed a water supply canal heading
a little south of east. We kept to the right hand side of the canal. After
about 18 Km we headed east on country lanes towards Huelva. At 21.5 Km
we joined the main road. It might be possible to avoid this but we did
not find a better route.
Mon 14th Feb 2005
Huelva to Mazagon
We walked from Huelva bus station to Mazagon. The route followed the
estuary and the river Odiel. We walked through the town and through industrial
areas. The copper works was particularly smelly. The gas importing and
storage facility was the last industrial complex. After this the environment
became quiet and rural.
Tue 15th Feb 2005
Another Camino Verde runs parallel with the main road between Mazagon
and Matalascañas. In February, the road carries very little traffic and
the Camino Verde lies a short distance from it. The entire walk was very
tranquil. We caught the first bus and started walking in the dark at 07:30
in a temperature of -4C. After sunrise, the temperature rose quickly giving
pleasant walking conditions. These temperatures are the lowest in living
memory and many plants have died.
Wed 16th Feb 2005
A windy and freezing cold rest day with deceptive bright sunshine.
Thu 17th Feb 2005
Donaña National Park
The Donaña National Park only allows visitors on guided tours
using four wheel drive buses. Walking along the beach is allowed. We took
the bus tour but got out at the furthest point and walked the route beside
Fri 18th Feb 2005
On this, our last day, we visited the Acebuche reserve. This is another
part of the Donaña National Park. There are wetlands and board
walks to protect the sandy environment. There is a nice visitor centre
and café. The shop has an excellent collection of books.